Sportsman Channel’s ‘MeatEater’ Features Comedians Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen

Sportsman Channel’s “MeatEater” Calls Gobblers with Comedians Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen on Thursday, September 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

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DENVER ( – Steven Rinella, host of Sportsman Channel’s MeatEater, joins forces with comedians Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen for a two-day crash course on turkey hunting in Napa Valley, Calif. The first-time turkey hunters follow Rinella’s lead, as he attempts to show the men the thrill of a successful hunt for Thanksgiving dinner. Tune in to MeatEater, Thursday, September 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

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Rinella has a passion for all things turkey, and he is on a mission to transform comedians Callen and Rogan into turkey-loving hunters in just two days. They must learn to use a variety of turkey calls and how to aim at the bird’s extremely limited kill zone. The men begin with a morning of target practice and switch to the real deal later in the afternoon. The trio encounters wet weather conditions, but Rinella has high hopes for the day. Rogan is able to take down a jake, but as the day progresses distinct gobbles fall silent.

“Turkeys are good at avoiding death by shotgun, but that’s what makes turkey hunting so intriguing in the first place,” said Rinella.

The episode continues and Callen hopes to experience Rogan’s turkey hunting success. The weather improves, but the silence of turkeys is deafening. With limited time left for Callen to take his own turkey, cutting his losses may be the only option.

“I’m going to go get a Butterball and I’m going to shoot it,” quipped Callen. “Just so I can technically say I shot a turkey.” 

About Steven Rinella: Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, and television personality best known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine, the award-winning American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and most recently, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. He is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and his writing also has appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications like Field and Stream and Petersen’s Hunting.

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, including the two Emmy Award-winning series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. Zero Point Zero has produced television series and specials for CNN, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, Sportsman Channel, The Weather Channel, and Bravo.   Visit for additional information.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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